This week I have been buried in report cards. Back in the day, I spent hours upon hours and multiple weekends pouring over report cards, writing comments that seemed like novels. There came a point when a light bulb went off. Yes, my comments were meaningful and thoughtful, but could I get the same impact and cut down on MY time. And so, the solution of “Ways to Go:” and “Ways to Grow:” was born. Through bulleted comments, I honed in on specific areas of focus for my kinder students. During conferences, parent’s eyes would not glaze over; instead parents read the bullets carefully, absorbing the key, next steps and celebrating the academic progress . Each year, I compile my bullet points. Of course, every child is unique, and some bullet points you will create for special descriptors. included are the field tested comments that I use time and time again. These report card comments will save you time during the report card process! I decided a word document would be helpful, so you may cut and paste and alter as needed.